Philosophy, disability and social change (online conference)

Various speakers
Event date
9 Dec 2020 to 11 Dec 2020
Event time
Blavatnik School of Government - Online Conference
Event type
Event cost
Disabled access?
Booking required

The Philosophy, Disability and Social Change online conference comprises presentations by disabled philosophers whose cutting-edge research challenges members of the philosophical community to:

  • Think more critically about the metaphysical and epistemological status of disability;
  • Closely examine how philosophy of disability is related to the tradition and discipline of philosophy;
  • Acknowledge the continuing exclusion of disabled philosophers from the profession of philosophy;
  • Seriously consider how philosophy and philosophers contribute to the pervasive inequality and subordination that disabled people confront throughout society;
  • Develop mechanisms designed to transform the current professional and institutional position of disabled philosophers in particular and the economic, political and social position of disabled people more generally.

The presentations will highlight the diversity and range of approaches to critical philosophical work on disability and showcase the heterogeneity with respect to race, gender, nationality, sexuality, gender identity, culture, age and class of the community of disabled philosophers.

This conference is organised as part of the Alfred Landecker Programme at the Blavatnik School of Government.

Please note: This conference will be held online via Zoom. There will be live captioning for all of the sessions. Please register to attend via the event webpage and you will receive an email containing joining instructions nearer to the conference date.